Under new management this year, the European Incentive & Business Travel & Meetings Exhibition (EIBTM) remained as strong as ever, with upwards of 2,700 exhibitors and more than 3,000 hosted buyers attending the annual event. The Geneva-based show was held May 23 to 25 at the city's Palexpo facility.

Launched by Ray Bloom 13 years ago, EIBTM is now run by Reed Exhibition Companies, headed up by Exhibition Director Debbie Jackson, who says her goal is to build on EIBTM's past achievements rather than radically change the event.

Plans call for regular regional conferences and global summits every four years. The event is endorsed by 20 travel organizations of the Coalition of Partners for World Peace through Tourism. Among members is the International Association of Convention and Visitor Bureaus. Visit www.iipt.org for more information.